Pelosi Campaign Found Guilty Of Harassment

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s campaign violated a federal rule when they ‘harassed’ a man for repeated prerecorded calls and texts.

Nancy Pelosi’s Campaign Under Fire

The Pelosi Campaign just made an Illinois man $7,500 richer after he accused the campaign of violating federal robocalling laws and won.

Jorge Rojas sued the 83-year-old Pelosi’s campaign in October, saying it had violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by hitting him up with 21 “harassing” messages between November 2021 and July 2022, Business Insider reported.

He made the accusation in a 13-page lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois October of 2022, accusing both former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her reelection campaign of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.

The Lawsuit

Jorge Rojas sued the 83-year-old representative last October for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The introduction to the lawsuit argues that “This case involves a campaign by Defendants which placed illegal, campaign-related prerecorded and automated texts to Plaintiff’s telephone number, which were not consented to.” It also notes that hatred of robocalls is one of the few things that unites Americans, saying, “As the Supreme Court has explained, Americans passionately disagree about many things. But they are largely united in their disdain for robocalls. The government receives a staggering number of complaints about robocalls—3.7 million complaints in 2019. The States likewise field a constant barrage of complaints. For nearly 30 years, representatives in Congress have been fighting back. As relevant here, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, known as the “TCPA”, generally prohibits robocalls to cell phones and home phones.

The laws Pelosi was accused of violating were ” TCPA, 47 U.S.C. § 227 and its implementing regulations, 47 C.F.R § 64.1200,” laws which have been found to apply to text messages in addition to calls, apply restrictions to robocalling, and require telemarketers not to contact individuals who’ve placed themselves on the Do Not Call Registry.

Pelosi’s Campaign

The Pelosi campaign’s relentless communications amounted to a “malicious, intentional, willful, reckless, wanton and negligent disregard” for Rojas’ rights, according to the lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois.

Rojas asked for a minimum payment of $31,500 in damages but dropped the lawsuit in February — two months before the settlement payment was disclosed.

Federal campaign finance disclosures last week show Pelosi’s campaign paid Rojas $7,500 in a settlement.

Rojas also sued the California Democratic Party in November and is seeking $4,500 in damages.

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